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Victoria Steadman,

Hons. B.A., M.A., Applied Psychology

Clinical Associate/ Psychometrist

I began my journey at Nipissing University, where I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I immediately grew passionate of the field and fully immersed myself in my studies, aspiring to become a clinician someday. In 2017, I accepted a position as a sleep technologist at the Diagnostic Sleep Clinic (DSC) in North Bay – which was quite unexpected. I quickly developed a fascination with sleep psychology while working at DSC. Over the last 5 years, I have spent long hours conducting research on the links between anxiety and disrupted rapid eye movement (REM) sleep for my Master’s thesis. I submitted my final thesis in July 2022, and officially received my degree. 

Currently, I am working as a clinical associate under the supervision of Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa. I intend to continue developing my assessment and psychotherapy skills in hopes to eventually become a psychological associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I have received Master’s level training in psychological theory, research, and intervention. I am also qualified to assist with psychological assessments for diagnostic, intelligence, vocational, and personality-based purposes, and have received training in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychometric tools. 

I aim to incorporate several therapeutic perspectives into my practice, and consider my style to be rooted in empathy, empowerment, and respect (and occasionally a bit of humor). I place a great emphasis on teamwork in psychotherapy and strive to work with clients collaboratively to create an environment that is best suited to their unique goals, needs, and expectations of therapy. My clinical approach is holistic and evidence-based, which means I am trained in a variety of treatment practices that have been studied and supported by psychological research. I incorporate a combination of different approaches in treatment, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness, and humanistic psychology. I work primarily with individuals who are experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, sleep, and trauma/posttraumatic stress. 

I am a firm believer that every human being has the capacity to overcome any adversities, no matter how helpless, defeated, or afraid they might feel. I carry my passion for psychology with me everywhere I go and strive to provide non-oppressive services that will help clients feel supported, competent, and empowered in their psychological healing journey. 

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